Oliver Stone on JFK and the Unspeakable, Russian Edition

JFK and the Unspeakable ... shows us just how much Kennedy achieved in his abbreviated presidency. And by doing that, the book reminds us of just what is possible in the realm of politics when a statesman has a vision of what the world can be. Douglass shows us that there can be little doubt that things would be different today if President Kennedy had lived. And it encourages us to remember his accomplishments as the highest example of what can be achieved when leaders set their minds to it.
—Oliver Stone, Foreword to the 2018 Russian Edition


Chernobyl: Understanding Consequences of Playing With The Poison Fire

“It is correct to say that a single event—the Chernobyl accident—has caused between 600,000 and a million cases of cancer and leukemia. The radio-cesiums are on the ground, and humans are committed to receive the doses from them. To the extent that a share of the dose has already been received, a share of the malignancies is already underway, even though they will not become manifest, clinically, for years.... We can predict with high confidence that an honest study of the proposed population sample will simply confirm—but decades from now—the magnitude of radiation production of cancer, a magnitude we know quite well prior to such a study.”
—John W. Gofman, MD, PhD, Sept 1986 American Chemical Society Symposium on Low-Level Radiation


Will NPR Now Officially Change Its Name to National Propaganda Radio?

Perhaps NPR will soon enlighten the American public by interviewing its new head honcho and asking him if he thinks Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, by exposing America’s war crimes, and Edward Snowden, by exposing the U.S. government’s vast electronic surveillance programs of its own citizens, deserve to be jailed and exiled for doing the job the American mainstream “free press” failed to do. What NPR failed to do.
If you are wondering why we have had the Russia-gate hoax and who was responsible and are now involved in a new Cold War and a highly dangerous nuclear confrontation with Russia, read Lansing’s July 10, 2019 testimony before the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: “United States Efforts to Counter Russian Disinformation and Malign Influence.”


'Time is Running Out,' American Petroleum Institute Chief Said in 1965 Speech on Climate Change

The warning is clear and dire—and the source unexpected. “This report unquestionably will fan emotions, raise fears, and bring demand for action,” the president of the American Petroleum Institute (API) told an oil industry conference, as he described research into climate change caused by fossil fuels. “The substance of the report is that there is still time to save the world's peoples from the catastrophic consequence of pollution, but time is running out.” The API president speaking those words was named Frank Ikard—and the year was 1965, over a half-century ago.


Why Does Chris Hedges Hedge His Bets?

The following excerpt explores the question of how a contributing member of the New York Times staff that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and a vaunted journalist, writer, activist, and clergyman, has failed throughout his long run “to say one word about the CIA’s assassination of domestic leaders, including President John Kennedy in 1963, the foundational event in the invisible government’s takeover of the United States?”


JFK: A President Betrayed

One of the main attributes of the film is that it uses some credible, and new, sources as interview subjects. And it bypasses the accepted mainstream historians who have, in reality, done little real research on JFK.... Where Taylor has really done some interesting work is in the direct witnesses he has secured.... It's quite a promising roster. And it does not disappoint.


Advocacy for Humanity and Citizen’s Diplomacy: Global Network Russia Study Tour Declaration

The astronomical disparity between U.S. and Russian military priorities—comparatively, Russia currently spends seven-point-five percent of what constitutes our total U.S. military budget—needs to be stated over and over and over again; repetition is vital to foster understanding of how our world actually operates and is organized.


“... not merely peace for Americans...” Banning Nuclear Weapons and Retrieving the Legacy of President Kennedy’s Last Year

The murder of President Kennedy terminated the process of peace building with the so-called enemy because we, ordinary citizens, were not sufficiently aware and not sufficiently organized to demand that the pursuit of peace building and partnership continue. This is our responsibility—to understand President Kennedy’s legacy and to carry it forward.


BREAKDOWN = Strange Fruit of Capitalism’s Invisible Army: A Heritage of Stone ++ BREAKTHRU = Shifting from Domination to Partnership via eXtinction Rebellion

We must rebel against willful U.S. criminal inaction on our ecological crisis threatening All Life on Earth. To change course away from mass extinction we can accelerate the shift from domination to partnership cultural evolution.


Taxation With Representation

It is time we represent ourselves, and decide how to spend “our money”. Direct allocation of taxes will be a major first step in creating a real democracy here, because one function will be to fund the other necessary aspects of returning the making and breaking of laws to the people as well. Political parties will no doubt propose that all their members allocate the funds according to their ideas. I hope the people will ignore them.